• Mary Brock Jones posted an update in the group Group logo of Auckland Regional MeetupAuckland Regional Meetup 8 years ago  · 

    The August Spec Fic get together will be held on Sunday, 24th August (rather then 3rd Sunday of the month) starting at 1pm as usual.
    We changed it for this month from the 3rd Sunday as it clashed with the RWNZ conference which some of us are going to. There are a number of sessions at it on self-publishing, and guest presenters include Jim Azevedo of Smashwords and well-known writing tutor, James Scott Bell, so hopefully I can pick up heaps of useful tips.
    Sub-Basement of the Parisian Tie Factory,
    4 Poynton Terrace (Off Pitt St or behind St Kevins Arcade)
    AK Central
    See location map here: http://www.audiofoundation.org.nz/contact
    This will hopefully be our permanent venue and time. There is parking available in Poynton Tce.
    Please bring along a gold coin donation to help pay for hire of the venue.
    Darian Smith (award winning fantasy writer and member of SpecFic NZ committee)
    will be speaking on “Planning Your Story Before you Write It”
    Darian is both a very good writer, has had short stories included in a number of NZ anthologies and a very good presenter. He is also very much a ‘ plotter’ kind of writer and has used the methods he will be talking about in both his fantasy novels.
    Bring along your own methods and ideas. There will be discussion, Q&A etc after, plus getting all the gossip etc on what other Auckland memebrs are doing.
    Would someone like to do a short reading from a current WIP or similar – followed by critique/group discussion? If so, please let me or Louise know.
    Looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible.
    Mary Brock Jones
    [bpfb_link url=’http://www.audiofoundation.org.nz/contact’ title=’
    Contact | Audio Foundation’ image=”]Hours:
    Tues – Sat, 12 – 4 pm[/bpfb_link]

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